Alcohol is part of Irish tradition. Alcoholism is part of a growing problem with substance use and misuse in Ireland.
Treatment for alcoholism has to include a strong commitment to abstinence.
The difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism is a matter of control. See binge drinking vs alcoholism.
People who cannot control their drinking lose their control over drinking as soon as they begin to drink. Therefore, they simply cannot drink.
They cannot continue to drink and expect to be able to control their drinking (see hidden signs).
Learning to live a lifestyle of abstinence means learning to live in a way that promotes the ability to live without needing to drink.
Alcohol, it is believed by many alcoholics, are just a symptom of underlying issues which need to be addressed and treated.
Get help today
Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is a leading resource for treatment and rehabilitation in Ireland.
Located just outside of Dublin, our beautiful setting is the perfect environment for healing from alcoholism and gaining the life skills necessary for long term abstinence.
Call us today for information on our residential treatment programs for alcoholism and alcohol abuse: +353 41 214 5111.
More on Alcoholism
- Resources for Alcoholism
- Alcohol Infographics
- Alcoholism in Ireland
- What You May Not Know About Alcoholism
Last updated on clinically assessed 9 September, 2021